Give me trees, give me campfires, give me marshmallows on sticks….. but also give me power, water, a trailer, and the ability to blend a margarita.
It’s a happy medium, I think.
Today, a group of us bloggy-types are showing off different projects to add some “glam” to the campsite. From checklists to invitations to bumper stickers to recipes – it’s all there. Camping doesn’t have to be dirty and difficult. It can actually be a teensy bit fancy!
When I started planning these luminaries, I grabbed my battery operated tealights. This is because paper has a tendency to catch on fire.
And when you’re camping, you don’t need any rogue fires outside of the fire pit.
Smokey the Bear agrees with me.
I bought these white paper bags at Michaels. The brown paper bags don’t let the light shine through quite as well as the white.
Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out some camping images out of adhesive cardstock. I love adhesive cardstock because it sticks to pretty much everything and is SO forgiving to work with. But a warning: images should be simple. The more detailed you get, the more difficult it is to play with.
Slap the cut-outs onto the inside of the paper bags.
And if you’re bemoaning the fact that you don’t have a Silhouette, don’t despair! You don’t have to use cardstock in this instance. Instead, while you’re camping, have kiddos put stickers or coloured tissue paper on the inside of the bags. It’s a great camping craft.
Or break out your hole punches and decorate the tops of your paper bags. This is another very kid-friendly craft. (p.s. I highly recommend the Crop-A-Diles by We R Memory Keepers. I flipping LOVE those punches. They’ll slice through anything!)
When the lights go down and campfire is lit, the tealights illuminate the bags. And the once-faint symbols are now easy to see!
Campsites can be dark-dark-dark at night, and these simple, safe, and portable luminaries are a great way to light a path to a tent, trailer, or road.
And if you’re having a camping party, what better way to add mood lighting than these themed luminaries?!?
Get your glamp on this summer – and fancy up the campsite!
Get inspired for your next “glamping trip” with these amazing projects from my friends.
From left to right, they are:
“Life is Better Around the Campfire” Bumper Sticker by Fynes Designs
Camping Party Invitations by Northstory
15 Easy and Delicious Camping Recipes by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Skillet S’more Brownies by Satori Design for Living
Paper Bag Luminaries by Suburble
How to set up a “Glamping Kitchen” by Echoes of Laughter
DIY Painted Walking Sticks by The DIY Dreamer
Fire Starter Kit in a Jar by Craftberry Bush
Printable Camping Checklist for Kids by Clean and Scentsible
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